Then, in the second half, Riley got the chance to go in on defense. This is his true love. Playing defense and tackling. I was watching the game through my camera lens (obviously), and captured this just before he tacked this ball carrier. He was involved in a play that I can't even remember the details of shortly after the 2nd half started that just lit the team on fire. I believe it was a turnover, but not really sure. But when he came off the field, his coaches and teammates were all slapping his shoulder and helmet and he was FIRED UP! His enthusiasm spread like wildfire and the team that played the 2nd half looked nothing like the one from the first. Riley played every defensive play after that so it was much more exciting for his family, and he managed to be a part of several big plays, once tackling a kid with one arm while being blocked by an offensive lineman (darn camera didn't snap when I wanted it to or I would have had photo evidence of that one).
Here, he threw himself in front of the ball carrier (okay, I think he probably tripped) and ended up tripping him up as the others gang tackled him.